Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225

Yoel Romero Robert Whittaker

UFC main event fights in pay-per-view events have been dropping like flies these past few months and UFC 225 is no different.

Initially, one half of the main event's title fight rematch, Yoel Romero weighed in at 186 pounds which is one pound over the 185 pound middleweight limit for championship fights.

The event can remain a PPV, however, as UFC interim welterweight title contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington both made championship weight for their bout.

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.

Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker and Romero's staredown can be seen below. He will maintain the belt, win or lose.

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Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision.

Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero? Romero won that bout via a knockout, and although he wasn't awarded a belt, he immediately was given a title shot despite his weight cutting issues.

The fight will still take place, and Whittaker will retain his title if he wins. But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show.

"I think you do have to get on with it and move on, that's the inevitable outcome", Whittaker told ESPN.

"This fight, as far as I'm concerned, I have 25 minutes to try to finish him - and I'm going to use every single second of those minutes to try to achieve that". Now that he is on the sidelines working more and more with FOX Sports, the former UFC middleweight champion remains that way.

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